(In theaters, July 2002) Though I had been impressed by the technical wizardry behind the little mouse in its first 1999 incarnation, I hadn’t been taken with the movie itself. This time, despite obviously pandering to the kiddy audience, this sequel feels better-written, more dynamic and generally more enjoyable that the original. The action scenes (yes, there are a few) are certainly more interesting, and the special effects flow better with the story. As with the first one, the harmless picture-perfect family portrait is amusing. (Naturally, as a devotee of Geena Davis I can only say; hoo!) Good use of New York locations, sustained rhythm and a few good lines; you can’t go wrong with this one for the kids.